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Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): King Quail, Painted Quail, Chinese Quail, Asian Blue Quail, Blue Quail, Indian Blue Quail
Old scientific name(s): Excalfactoria chinensis


Location unknown - Aug 27, 2002 © Alain Fossť  Sulawesi, Indonesia - Jul, 2009 © Kent Nickell  Sulawesi, Indonesia - Jul, 2009 © Kent Nickell 
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India to e. Australia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) India and Sri Lanka to se. China, Hainan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indochina. Andaman Is. (race unspecified).
(2) Nicobar Is.
(3) Sumatra and Java.
(4) Borneo, Sulawesi to the Philippines.
(5) Lesser Sundas (Lombok e. to Timor).
(6) Mountains of New Guinea.
(7) Se. New Guinea.
(8) Bismarck Archipelago.
(9) N. Australia (Northern Territory at Holmes Jungle Swamp near Darwin).
(10) E. Australia (e. Queensland, e. New South Wales at Cooloola National Park and Lake Samsonvale near Brisbane and se. Victoria).
Introduced to Hawaii, Guam, se. Australia, and the Mascarene Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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